Cheap flights to George

Whether you’re heading to the quaint town of George, the forests of Knysna or the sandy shores of Plettenberg Bay, use to get to your Garden Route destination with cheap flights to George. 

But best of all, by flying kulula, you can save time with a quick and easy booking experience, avoid queues with online check-in, manage your flight booking on the go with the travel app or tailor your flight experience to suit your travel needs! And with a favourable flight schedule at your fingertips, you get to fly at the most convenient time so you never have to miss out on the travel moments that matter most. from Jo'burg O.R. Tambo only - George from R1 041.46 R1 041.46one way incl. tax

About George

George is a popular holiday destination in the southern coast, nestled in a valley between the Outeniqua Mountains and the warm Indian Ocean. As an administrative and commercial hub, George serves as the Garden Route capital and is also the second-largest city in the Western Cape province. Dubbed the “Heart of the Garden Route”, George is situated halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, giving you the proximity to access many of the towns along this beautiful region - Knysna, Sedgefield, Plettenberg Bay, Mossel Bay, Wilderness.

Best suited for

Couples, solo travellers, families, groups tours, business travel

Best months to visit

All year round, with peak seasons in November,December, March and April.

Direct flying time from Jo'burg

1h 55m


George airport

Accommodation types

3 to 5-star Hotels, Luxury Lodges, Self Catering


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Ideal length of stay

4 nights or more

Known for

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Top 3 reasons to visit George

Main Attractions

Outeniqua Transport Museum:

Explore South Africa’s railroad heritage at the Outeniqua Transport Museum, which houses a collection of steam trains and vintage locomotives. The museum also operates the famous Outeniqua Power Van rides that offer a unique tour around the city by transporting you back in time.


Victoria Bay:

Known as Vic Bay” among locals, this hidden gem, surrounded by seaside cottages, is located between George and Wilderness. The bay will make your holiday worthwhile with a host of activities to enjoy - from whale and dolphin watching, surfing and snorkelling to hiking and fishing in the tidal pools.


Fancourt Hotel and Golf Estate:

Enjoy an exclusive experience at the Fancourt Golf Estate, a premier establishment with a history dating back to the 1800s. Its golf courses consistently rank among the top in South Africa, but this golfing oasis also boasts a five-star hotel, home to La Cantina, a popular restaurant serving authentic Italian cuisine. And if you need some extra pampering, take advantage of the Spa Pavillion which includes a boutique store.


Redberry Farm:

Situated just 4 km from George Airport, the Redberry Farm is a country escape fit for the whole family. Whether you’ve opted for a day trip or an overnight stay at the farm - there’s much to enjoy. Pick strawberries to your heart’s content, explore the largest permanent hedge maze in the Southern Hemisphere or take a miniature train ride on the Red Berry express


Old Montagu Pass:

The old Montagu Pass is believed to be the oldest and only unaltered pass in South Africa. This scenic stretch of gravel road takes you over the Outeniqua Mountains, past The Old Toll House, a historical landmark worth the visit and through Herold Village, home to George’s Herold Wine Farm where you can indulge in some food and wine tasting.

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Getting to George

About George Airport

George Airport is your gateway to the Garden Route, handling over 700 000 passengers a year via South Africa’s popular domestic routes. This award-winning airport is known for its warm hospitality, efficiency and excellent service with facilities that include shops, Bank ATMs, a conference room, board room and ample parking. In 2016, George was Africa’s first airport to be solar-powered, demonstrating its commitment to sustainable operating practices. The airport is just a 10-minute drive from the city centre and allows for easy access to the N2 highway, the main road along the coast.

On arrival at the airport

George Airport is COVID-19 compliant and has implemented the following safety protocols:

  • Temperature checks 
  • Enforcing mask-wearing
  • Placement of social distancing markers >
  • No touch policy at security points
  • Self-scan of boarding passes
  • Hand sanitisers are placed at strategic points in the airports
  • Frequent disinfecting of high touch surfaces such as wheelchairs, trolleys and bathrooms

Getting around George

Car hire:

The Garden Route has some of the most scenic drives in South Africa and hiring a car is an ideal way to get around and connect to nearby towns, giving you the flexibility and freedom to explore the very best of what the region has to offer. Taxis and e-hailing services may be few and far between in the region's remote parts, making them a less reliable mode of transport. Get great deals on car rentals at and collect your vehicle at George Airport.

Go George Bus Service:

The Go George Bus Service is a safe,  affordable and reliable way to get around George’s urban areas, which are within a 15 km range. This scheduled public transport service operates until 10 pm 5 days a week, with a varied schedule on weekends.

Airport Shuttle Services:

Airport shuttle services from George Airport are either complementary or come at a fee, taking you directly to and from your Garden Route destination. These modes of transport are also convenient and cost-effective for corporate transfers and group tours of the Garden Route. 

Enhance your flight experience

What to bring when flying

  • Electronic boarding pass
  • Identification document
  • Face mask

Personalize your flight

  • Add extra luggage
  • Pre-select your favourite seat
  • Add flight and bag cover for peace of mind
  • Skip long boarding queues with Q Jump
  • Get up to 20% off* when booking a flight combo with rental car and hotel
  • Get access to the exclusive SLOW XS Lounge for a small fee when flying from Lanseria Airport

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